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Fragment of pharmacy jar: C.2401-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Tin-glazed earthenware fragment of part of the neck and shoulder of a pharmacy jar of albarello form, painted in blue and yellow. The decoration comprises a row of blue criss-crosses between pairs of horizontal blue bands, with below a broad yellow band between narrow blue bands. At the bottom is the top of a blue motif, perhaps foliage.


History note: Found on the site of the Manor House, behind the Blue Boar in Trinity Street, Cambridge, in 1911. Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8 cm
Width: 11.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


16th Century, second half#
Circa 1550 - 1600


The production place is uncertain.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high temperature colours ( blue and yellow derived from metallic oxides)
Surface composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique) : Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed on both sides, and painted in blue and yellow

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2401-1928
Primary reference Number: 73450
Old object number: R.3209
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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